RV driver led police on wild chase

The chase began in Santa Clarita, when police attempted to pull over the RV around 7 p.m., CNN affiliate KTLA reported. "The RV was going at a high rate of speed, 40 to 50 mph on surface streets and up to 80 mph on the freeway," CHP officer Stephan Brandt said in a statement to CNN. The highway patrol was alerted to the vehicle by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station, Brandt said.As the RV sped down one road, a dog leaped out onto the street and ran off. Another dog was seen trying to jump from the front windshield, which appeared to have been smashed. A dog tumbled out of the speeding RV.The driver crashed into several vehicles during the chase. The chase ended with the RV slamming into the back of a white car in Los Angeles' Tarzana neighborhood before striking a tree and stopping, video from CNN affiliate KABC showed.The RV driver, identified by police as Julie Ann Rainbird, 52,fled on foot while the second dog followed behind. Moments later, the suspect was tackled by officers while attempting to climb over a gate and taken into custody. The chase ended after the suspect collided with another car and a tree.The driver of the white car was taken to a hospital with major injuries, according to the CHP arrest report for Rainbird. The driver's name and details about injuries weren't immediately available.Rainbird, of Los Angeles' Winnetka neighborhood, was arrested on preliminary charges including evading a peaceRead More – Source




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